Cast Page Element
Use the standard page margin, without page number. Capitalizing the character names helps set them apart - you may even wish to write them in bold. If the character description wraps onto a second line, use a .5" hanging indent.
- Detail your characters' age, gender and anything else that is essential to casting.
- If necessary include a little spin on "who" your characters are.
- Include whether one actor is meant to play multiple characters (referred to as Multiple Casting).
- Do not write exhaustive descriptions of the characters' behavior; you have to show this in the play.
Here you can also include any setting information, whether there's an intermission in your play, or no obvious act break. If you want the play to run without intermission, tell us that too. Here's the Cast Page from my play Milk and Cookies.
Cast of Characters MARGE NANCY REAGAN BALLMOTH, harried thirty-something mother JACKIE, her ten-year-old son, played by the actor who plays Rufus BRUCE, the average-looking man from the milk carton and about Marge's age BLONDIE, a youngish, not necessarily blond woman MARGE'S HUSBAND, about Marge's age and played by the actor who plays Rufus RUFUS, a thirty something mysterious freelance version of the witness protection program living in Montana The play takes place over several days in various suggested settings in California, Nevada, Idaho and Montana.